All Reviews

Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2: Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures TV Poster Image
age 7+
Hilarious saga add-on features new Padawan, new lore.
Network: Disney XD
(2016)
Kirby: Planet Robobot Game Poster Image
age 8+
Easy cartoon platformer with mild violence, amiibo support.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
Voltron: Legendary Defender TV Poster Image
age 8+
DreamWorks updates '80s toon in tense but fantastic form.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues App Poster Image
age 7+
Girl-targeted STEM ambitious but somewhat shallow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Weirdwood Manor App Poster Image
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age 8+
Solve puzzles, explore rich visuals in cool storybook.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
Kong: King of the Apes TV Poster Image
age 8+
CGI take on primate's story is violent but entertaining.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth: Hilo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun graphic novel about Earth adventures of boy from space.
By Judd Winick
(2015)
Lego Bionicle: The Journey to One TV Poster Image
age 7+
Animation bolsters story about legendary island warriors.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
Beat Da Beat Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Rhythm-based arcade game with lots of repetitive play.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
Xploration FabLab TV Poster Image
age 7+
STEM-based series spotlights people making the world better.
Network: Fox
(2016)
The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
A Boy and His Blob (2016) Game Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming tale of friendship, teamwork, and hugs.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Robots Go Wild! House of Robots, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Good-vs.-bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
Robo-Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action comedy has disturbing scenes, dumb story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Under Their Skin, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales TV Poster Image
age 7+
C-3PO recounts Star Wars saga in hilarious action series.
Network: Disney XD
(2015)
Blockly for Dash & Dot Robots App Poster Image
age 8+
Program robots with code blocks, plenty of creative options.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Transformers: Robots in Disguise TV Poster Image
age 8+
Likable action series has hefty commercial ties.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2015)
Secret Coders Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)

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